Sept. 5 — As generation grows increasingly reliant on natural gas, challenges that bedevil electric utilities — peak demand and supply shortages for instance — are cropping up for local gas distribution companies in some regions. And in turn, a few gas companies are taking cues from electric demand management programs as they look for solutions.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.